all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman


Monday, 8 December 2008

story to tell

two years ago, one of my best friend told me this stroy..she said to me and it did make me learn a lot , then today another friend told me the same story! so i would like to share with it you :)

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly, that he brought home. One day a small opening appeared he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours. It struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, but, it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly, he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and the body would contract. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

The man acted with well-intentioned kindness but he didn't understand the consequences. The restricting cocoon and the struggle required to get through the tiny opening, were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been and we could never fly So the next time you are faced with an obstacle, a challenge, or a problem, remember the butterfly. Struggle a little - then fly!


Anonymous said...

This is an amazing story...
We can learn a lot from it..
So.. Does this mean that we have to go through holes to be thin?!?! :P
Just kidding... ;)
Happy Eid

Someone in Al Ain said...

thanks Reem , happy Eid for you too..

to be honest i did learn a lot from this story..

it's amazing how we want things to be very quick ..and we try to be as much as kind we would ..but some times it turned that not every time might be a good time ...some times its better if we can leave a space and give a time for what ever the reason is....

The Wizard of D said...

Hey... a very simple but an awesome story!!!

Awesome picture too!!!


sadia said...

eid mubarak to you too!

Someone in Al Ain said...

thank you for the comments :)

Anonymous said...

woow this is really a nice story
nothing comes easly that's true
and we have to work hard in order to reach our goals
thanks alot :)
and Happy Eid